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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Frame defines the future

The future of timber construction is in the factory. For designers and builders, that means precision control over their product, huge time and cost savings in building a project, be it residential or commercial. Source: Timberbiz The Frame Australia conference in Melbourne on June 19
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Timber Design Awards competition closes tomorrow

The 18th Australian Timber Design Awards competition is open to built environment professionals and students. Source: Timberbiz Those professionals and students who want to showcase their built design and/or building projects in residential and/or public or commercial buildings that f
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Make it good with wood in $1m TV campaign

Planet Ark and Peter Maddison make it good with wood in new $1 million national TV and online campaign. Source: Timberbiz A series of 15 second commercials showing different applications of wood and their benefits has launched on national TV, supported by a strong online video and mar
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SFI first US CLT company to gain certification

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) says SmartLam is the first US manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to be certified to the SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard. Source: Woodworking Network SmartLam is also the first manufacturer to produce CLT in the US, Smart
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Award winners in NZ forestry awards

An outstanding turnout by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand attended the 2017 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards. Source: Timberbiz The Council, representing all major forest owners and most of the ma
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Record plantation log harvest worth $2.3 billion

Australia’s forest industry achieved a record plantation log harvest of more than 30 million cubic metres worth over $2.3 billion in 2015-16 according to a report. Source: Timberbiz The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) report, Australian f
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NZ export log prices on the rise

New Zealand export log prices generally rose this month, as key fundamentals move in the country’s favour, AgriHQ said. Source: NBR Prices lifted through all unpruned export log grades this month, while pruned logs experienced some minor weakness, according to AgriHQ’s mon
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National Party supports NSW forestry roadmap

A motion has been put forward by local National Party branches supporting the NSW Government’s Forestry Industry Roadmap has received unanimous support. Source: Manning River Times The Bulahdelah and Manning Valley party branches raised the motion during the NSW Nationals’ State confe
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Hyne Community Trust calls for applications

It’s time for Tumbarumba community groups to start formalising their project details with the Hyne Community Trust calling for applications in June. Source: Timberbiz The Hyne Community Trust has been supporting community projects since 2007 totalling over $400,000, being contri
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